On Sunday, November 26, 2023, at 5 p.m., members of the Embassy of Ukraine in Seoul and Ukrainian citizens living in Korea, as well as Koreans, participated in the Memorial Service for the repose of the victims of the genocide of the Great Famine of Ukraine, the so-called Holodomor on the occasion of the 90th anniversary (1932-1933).
A special prayer was also recited for the victims of the ongoing war in Ukraine for the return of the abducted children to their homeland and the end of the war.
The prayer was led by Metropolitan Ambrosios of Korea and Exarch of Japan, assisted by Rev. Fr. Roman Kavchak and Rev. Fr. Anthony Lim.
In his brief address, the Metropolitan said the following:
Again, this year’s anniversary of the commemoration of the victims of the tragedy of Holodomor unfortunately finds Ukraine in a state of war.
Therefore, this year too, let us pray both for the repose of the souls of those who died during the Holodomor and for the victims of the war in Ukraine, namely the dead, the missing, the wounded, the prisoners of war, the children, and the refugees.
His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew sends you all His paternal blessings and love and He prays for the end of the war, the return of children and prisoners of war to Ukraine, and the prevalence of peace in your beautiful country.